World's first 'bubble wrapping' facility for business travellers at S'pore Expo to be fully constructed by mid-2021

To enhance Singapore's competitive edge and global reputation.

Zhangxin Zheng | December 15, 2020, 03:19 PM

To facilitate business exchanges amid Covid-19, various agencies have come together to create a purpose-built facility to allow business travellers to stay and meet each other safely in Singapore.

The first-of-its-kind facility, Connect@Changi at Singapore Expo will offer a package that includes scheduled swab tests at dedicated medical space within the facility, four-star accomodation and essential facilities for business needs.

World's first-of-its-kind facility for business exchanges

The four-star accommodation includes two inner courtyards and gym pods with 24/7 contactless access.

Here's an artist's impression of what some facilities and rooms might look like:

Reception hall

via Connect@Changi video.

Meeting rooms

There will be around 340 meeting rooms of varying sizes that will accommodate up to 22 people.

via Connect@Changi video.

via Connect@Changi video.


via Connect@Changi video.

via Connect@Changi video.

Guest rooms

In total, there will be more than 1,300 guest rooms.

via Connect@Changi video.

via Connect@Changi video.

To minimise human contact, there will also be one-stop e-concierge services and self-service Starbucks kiosks.

Expected to complete construction by mid-2021

The construction of Connect@Changi is expected to be completed by mid-2021.

It is developed by a Singapore consortium, led by Temasek, and includes The Ascott Limited, Changi Airport Group, Sheares Healthcare Group, SingEx Group, and Surbana Jurong.

According to Minister for Transport, Ong Ye Kung, Connect@Changi will help the aviation industry to recover by "bubble wrapping" business travels.

Connect@Changi will also create over 800 jobs across various industries including construction, maintenance, and hospitality sectors.

Part of Connect@Singapore

Connect@Changi is part of the Connect@Singapore initiative which was launched on Dec. 15. It is an initiative to position Singapore as a safe and secure meeting venue for businesses amid Covid-19.

Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, said that the Connect@Singapore will open to a limited number of business officials and high economic value travellers who are coming to Singapore for a short stay of up to 14 days for a start.

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Top image via Connect@Changi Facebook video